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05/24/2018 - 1:32pm I hear digging but I don't

I hear digging but I don't hear chopping...

08/27/2015 - 9:43am Unborn Wife?


07/27/2015 - 12:09pm A humble suggestion for your next logo

20 years from now:

07/09/2013 - 12:54pm Damn you, Firestone tires!

Damn you, Firestone tires!

05/25/2011 - 1:21pm As a Catholic...

I pray that is not really Jesus, but is in fact Angry Michigan BLANK Hating God that is about to get Atomic Elbow'd.

03/08/2011 - 12:03pm Pre-College Favorites Lineup

I'm a lifelong fan, and remember about the same span of years as everyone else here, so I'll limit myself to childhood until my last year of High School (roughly 1987 - 1995 teams).

QB: Michael Taylor - First QB I liked & always stuck with me
RB: Ty Wheatley
RB: Tshimanga Biakabutuka
TE: Jay Riemersma - Tuman hadn't mastered the naked bootleg yet
WR: Desmond Howard
WR: Mercury Hayes - narrowly edges Tumor & Derrick Alexander
OL: Jon Runyan
OL: Jon Jansen
OL: Steve Everitt
OL: Greg Skrepenak
OL: Matt Elliott

DL: William Carr
DL: Glen Steele
DL: Mark Messner
DL: Buster Stanley - All time great name
LB: Jarrett Irons
LB: Steve Morrison
LB: Erick Anderson
CB: Frosh Charles Woodson?
CB: Ty Law
S: Tripp Welborne
S: Chuck Winters

K: Remy Hamilton
P: Don't immediately remember any

Turned out to be harder than I thought, but it was a fun exercise.

03/08/2011 - 11:26am Fat Elvis

If you had Joppru on your list you were around for Fat Elvis Tony Pape.  He was a good RT.

Could also go with Rueben Riley or Dave Pearson for solid linemen.

03/03/2011 - 11:21am Let's not forget one Terrance

Let's not forget one Terrance Taylor.

I remember (but can't find) an article about Mike Martin arriving as a freshman and he and Taylor talking about who was the best wrestler on the team.

02/17/2011 - 11:47am I love that Groupthink is one

I love that Groupthink is one of the choices.

If I see that Groupthink is in the lead I will vote for it!

02/13/2011 - 10:37am Steele, Irons, what about

Steele, Irons, what about Gold? Some say he was too flashy but I thought he set the standard for linebacker names.

02/10/2011 - 10:45am I think I'll name my next dog

 I think I'll name my next dog Devin Barkner.

01/28/2011 - 10:43am I think Barwis would agree

that Barwisizing takes time.

Look at our 2 deep on D last year.  Truth is we WERE undersized, though not because of the 'small light non-B10 team' BS you cite.  I think it was more due to starting so many underclassmen who had yet to go through the combo of Barwis and growing up from 17 to 21 yrs old.

01/12/2011 - 7:45pm Ah yes.  The ol' Hokey-Pokey.

Ah yes.  The ol' Hokey-Pokey.

10/29/2010 - 2:15pm I, for one,

am excited to see all of these guys playing in these new positions at the same time this saturday...

...once we're up by 35 points!

10/29/2010 - 12:39pm Don't know which but...

I would like to throw something out there that I haven't seen said.

I was pretty young at the time, but one of my earlier memories of Coach Mo was either 1992 or 1993. Coach Moeller and the other coaches were on the sidelines of the game and the camera kept zooming in on shots of their watch faces with the number 5 on the glass of the face signifying 5 consecutive Big Ten champions. I don't remember if it was '92 and they were going for number 5, or if it was '93 and they were showing that they wanted to defend the 5 championships.

And Coach Moeller was the coach for the last 3 of those 5 straight. Haven't seen anything like that since Moeller's been gone, and like many have mentioned, those years gave us some awesome memories.

10/23/2010 - 3:04pm Taliban Offense

Yeah, that Taliban offense is really one-dimensional: all bombs.

/bad joke

10/20/2010 - 8:16am Thanks a lot for the

Thanks a lot for the reply!

I'm looking forward to getting the equipment and making my first batch.

I'll stop with the OT posts now.

10/19/2010 - 3:57pm Staying OT...

I've clicked through several times in the past month or so to check it out (the name is what got me to click through).

Good stuff. I've been thinking about starting to homebrew and my work internet filter has yet to block your blog as being related to "Alcohol". I'd love to be able to pick your brain sometime once I get up and running.

And it was interesting to see that John Leinenkugel and I have similar tastes in beer (malt and hops in balance), though it always varies based on what sounds good at the moment.

10/19/2010 - 10:02am Out for year/back next year


That was an awesome post, and I think it added some good perspective and clearly wasn't meant to trash the hardworking kids on our team that we all love.

I have a request, since part of this post is to imagine what next year could be: how about our guys who are out for the year but will be back next year (assuming Angry Michigan XXXX Hating God will allow it)?

T-Wolf, Mike Jones, (Mike Williams?) etc.

I would take a stab at it but I'm at work...

10/14/2010 - 2:34pm Is it bad then that when I

Is it bad then that when I was a student I used to eat awesome food at Rick's and then go get drunk and dance at Tios all the time?

09/23/2010 - 11:50pm Why is Denard getting mauled

Why is Denard getting mauled by a panther?

09/01/2010 - 10:44am Big Blue...

I love the spirit of thefaz's post, so let me second it and save any sarcasm.

HOWEVA, please can we stop with the "Big Blue"?

Big Blue is:










OK, so that last one wasn't so bad...

Sorry if this is a little over-the-top but Big Blue is generic and is not and should not be the Univeristy of Michigan.

We have plenty of real names and traditions that we have every right to be proud of, so let's stick to them!

08/31/2010 - 10:11am 0 is nonnegative too...

0 is nonnegative too...

08/31/2010 - 10:02am I'm not a wonk, but I am an

I'm not a wonk, but I am an engineer...

Remember this shows correlation, not causality.  The NFL is increasingly a passing-dominated league (look at how frequent the 4000 yd seasons are for QBs now) since they are tweaking rules to favor receivers and protect QBs over the last several years.

So I would expect these results.  On average, if a team in the NFL can pass, it has a an offense that scores points.  If it can't pass, it doesn't have an offense that scores points.  Therefore passing competence would correlate logically with winning football games.

I'd expect similar results in CFB just anecdotally since it seems there are more teams running passing spreads and pro-style offenses than three are teams running spread-option-style offenses or option offenses.  But there are a good amount of run-dominated offenses out there, so I would think the correlation between passing offense and wins to be a bit weaker than in the NFL while the correlation from run offense to wins is probably a little stronger.  Again, because it's a correlation, not necessarily a causation.

08/19/2010 - 10:38pm WOW, that is

telling.  VERY telling.

08/06/2010 - 10:30am Request for the Mathlete

I would love to see a projected likelihood of winning each game on the 2010 schedule based on last year's statistics for each team in the Mathlete's expected points system.

Obviously wouldn't be an accurate predictor since neither us nor any opponent should be the exact same team, but I think it would be a very interesting data point.

Then we can pretend that our opponents haven't improved any but we have and imagine how many more wins that would equate to in an expected value predictor system.

08/06/2010 - 10:23am I love that...

...when she says she doesn't want anything with him, first she says it's because he's "old", then because he's "married".


I love it because I am only "married", so I may still have a shot!


/horrible, creepy joke

08/06/2010 - 10:09am Wow.

Wow.  I almost tl;dr'd it until I read the first line & realized it was "The Day the Music Died" so I decided to read on.

Song parodies aren't often very good IMHO but this was awesome!  Well done!

Perfectly captures the mood of probably all of us right now.

08/03/2010 - 5:05pm This is true except when the

This is true except when the person making the robo-call is none other than Lloyd Carr.

I got a call from him yesterday where he intimated to me that Jay Riemersma will make a "tremendous" congressman.  I must say that would have made me more likely to vote for him (at least a little) had I been a resident of his potential district.

08/03/2010 - 1:24pm If nothing sucked, and like,

If nothing sucked, and like, everything was cool all the time, then it’s like, how would you know it was cool?


See, it’s like, you need stuff that sucks to have stuff that’s cool.


Huh huh...


07/30/2010 - 5:33pm How about "sexy"?

How about "sexy"?

07/28/2010 - 12:08pm Alamo Bowl worst call

If I had to pick a worst call from the 2005 Alamo Bowl, since one HAS to make the all-decade list, it would be Henne's "fumble" with his arm moving forward.  I remember it being reviewed and saying to my friend "this will get overturned.  We can't get burned by the same blown call TWICE in the same season (happened against MSU that year too)" then the call stood as a fumble.

06/28/2010 - 1:35pm Obviously not a fan of Dennis

Obviously not a fan of Dennis Leary...

06/28/2010 - 11:57am Two Words:

Barry F'ing Sanders

06/11/2010 - 1:23pm Pac1X Scholarships?

Looking at the amount of players from the West Coast (obviously lots of them) on this list leads me to a question I haven't seen addressed.

If one of these guys wants to go to a Pac 1X team, are they eligible to get a scholarship?  I ask because as we all know from the Boren situation, if a player transfers from one Big 10 school to another they are not eligible for a scholarship in the new school.

Does this rule apply across all conferences (specifically the Pac 1X)?

It would seeem that if it does, that would give us a bigger shot a landing a player since they would be much more likely to look at a long-distance move if they're unable to go to another Pac 1X team.

06/06/2010 - 9:10pm C'mon David, where's the

C'mon David, where's the "Hawk Love"?

06/05/2010 - 5:42pm Slightly Lower-Brow


Cleaning Your Abode

Depending on how "cute" you could leave it as CYA to make people think of Cover Your Ass or you could go with C-YA.

05/28/2010 - 1:47pm Rhys-Meyers

I totally thought you were joking with that suggestion, until I realized I was thinking of this guy, who is awesome but probably not an ideal Bond:

John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

05/28/2010 - 1:20pm Safeties

I remember them thusly:

Spur starts w/ S like a SAM LB, so it is analogous to Strong Safety (more run support, etc)

Bandit is the other one, so it is analogous to Free Safety (more deep responsibility, etc)

05/27/2010 - 2:54pm What if

Franklin Roosevelt could walk?

04/30/2010 - 1:46pm One Question:

If Rich Rodriguez were to show this video to prospective recruits who are also considering Notre Dame, would he be breaking his pledge of "no negative recruiting"?

04/29/2010 - 11:32am The only thing that can kill

The only thing that can kill Barnes is Barnes.

04/15/2010 - 7:56pm Carrs

I wanted to see more Carrs there...

Good thing nepotism isn't an NCAA recruiting violation. I can't believe we allowed Lloyd Carr to coach both Jason and Willie Carr on the same team!

04/09/2010 - 12:50pm Detail Oriented

Since I am detail oriented, I just wanted to point out that where Brian says "Here's a transcript for the detail oriented" there is no link to said transcript.

And the Legg article was AWESOME. That was my Frosh year, and it brought back lots of memories of my early M Hockey fandom, and lots of stuff I didn't know about where Legger learned the shot.

I had always heard from other students at the time that he was a good lacrosse player and that's how he knew how to pull off that shot.

04/06/2010 - 1:01pm A Gold Star?

A Gold Star?

04/06/2010 - 10:59am I've heard

"I've heard a rumor the lions are bringing in Matt Millen as a consultant to help them make this pick ..."

There may be something to this because I've heard they would never make the mistake of hiring a broadcaster with no front-office experience again. But Millen DOES have extensive experience in the league as a GM...

01/22/2010 - 11:50am Tough Question, And A Counter Question

As an alumnus of the College of Engineering and a lifelong Michigan sports fan, it's so hard to separate the athletics out of my experience at Michigan. Michigan athletics had some incredible highs when I was there, and some pretty deep lows too.

My sophomore year, we won National Championships in both Football and Hockey. But I was also there when the Ed Martin axe finally fell and Ellerbe became the basketball coach.

I would say, given the academic excellence and the fact that my father also is an alumnus with 2 degrees from there, I think I would still have gone there.

I would pose a counter-question to you though:
If Michigan still had the athletic tradition it has, but without the academics, would you still have attended?

For me, the easy answer is no. I wanted to get a degree from a top program. I have a feeling the overwhelming answer from the rest of the student and alumni community would also be no.

01/21/2010 - 3:03pm Detecting Enlarged Heart

Actually there are no symptoms whatsoever until the heart starts to get catastrophically weak. The heart rate doesn't change, and an ECG won't show anything either, again, unless the heart is already starting to give out.

The only reliable way to detect it is to do an echocardiogram and take measurements. I'm sure that's not part of a standard physical.

01/21/2010 - 2:51pm Not O.P.P.

Umm... I believe that would be "Hip Hop Hooray"...

You're obviously not a connoisseur of Naughty By Nature (not that there's anything wrong with that).

08/17/2009 - 12:47pm Good places, but... GTC's or Mr. Spot's?